Here is a post to share and note a couple of natural beauty care, skin care and other kinds of favourites for the month of January 🕊 it is summer here in NZ (where I am from) and the weather has been so so warm and sunny, with a lot of blue skies 🌸 I have been being careful to wear a moisturiser and sunscreen with an SPF each day and I hope a couple of the favourites noted, including a very gentle moisturising cream by trilogy natural products, a natural face oil by L'Elu skin care and a rose quartz luminizer by KORA Organics, could be helpful for you too in case it is warm and sunny where you are 🌸 a couple more favourites include a nourishing turmeric latte recipe and open heart meditations I often do just before bed.
Here is a post to share a couple more humanitarians I know of and look up to a lot, because of how they helped to create positive changes in the world, and shared a lot of kindness, love and bravery with others and with the world 🕊 the humanitarians include Mother Teresa and Gandhi and I also wrote an earlier blog post, noting a couple of humanitarians I look up to a lot, including Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales 🌸 I thought of Mother Teresa because she was so full of kindness and unconditional love and did so much to help and support the poor and the sick, and of Gandhi, because he was so brave and helped to uplift and support less fortunate people, to create more peace in India and lead India to independence from British rule.
Here is a post to share a couple of nature poems I wrote, and a couple of notes and tips about how I wrote the poems, in case you are hoping to write a nature poem too 🕊 one of the poems is about spring blossoms (there is a spring blossom tree just close by to our garden at home, and the spring blossoms look so lovely when they flower in early spring) 🌸 the second poem is a summer sunset poem about a sunset by the ocean (all of the colours of the ocean and sky look so beautiful as the sun is going down) 🕊 a couple of the tips noted about how you could write a nature poem too include finding an idea, inspiration, carefully considering the idea, inspiration and all of the different parts, and finding a careful structure for the poem.
Here is a post to share a couple of care tips for INFPs, noted to be one of 16 Myers Briggs personality types. The four letters in the word INFP stand for introversion (I), iNtuition (N), feeling (F) and perception (P) and help to describe four preferences, which are most natural, and feel most comfortable to use, to help to understand and navigate the world 🕊 I am an INFP and the care tips noted include a couple of self care and care tips I hope could be helpful in case you are an INFP too, are quite introverted, or enjoy self care and are hoping to look after yourself as much as possible 🕊🌸 a couple of the care tips noted include nature and animals, books and inspiration, yoga, being as organised as possible, bath and body care and hydration and healthy foods.
Here is a post sharing a couple of humanitarian figures, including Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, I know of and look up to a lot, because of how they helped to create positive changes in the world, and shared a lot of kindness, love and bravery with others and with the world 🕊🌸 Audrey Hepburn was so beautiful and kind, was an award winning actress and also became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Princess Diana was loved so much by a lot of people from around the world, and worked a lot for a number of charities, to help to raise awareness of important humanitarian issues. A couple more humanitarian figures I look up to a lot include Mother Teresa, who was so full of kindness and unconditional love and did so much to help and support the poor and the sick, and Gandhi, who was so brave and helped to uplift and support less fortunate people and to create more peace in India and lead India to independence (a second blog post coming soon) 🌸
Here are a couple of favourite nature, environment and mindfulness kind of books I have a copy of at home, or have borrowed to read from the library 🕊🌸 I studied environmental studies at university and have always loved nature, being outside and reading books and notes about nature, the natural world, mindfulness and being kind to yourself and to the environment. A couple of the books noted include the treasure yourself book by Miranda Kerr, the prophet by Kahlil Gibran, mindfulness and the natural world by Claire Thompson, the art of mindful gardening by Ark Redwood and peace is every step by Thich Nhat Hanh 🌸
Here are a couple of open heart tips about how to open your heart chakra as much as possible 🕊🌸 the tips are noted in a post on the KORA Organics Instagram page (@koraorganics) and were originally shared by mind body green (@mindbodygreen). I often do yoga when I can, try to be outside and close to nature and animals as much as possible and often do a meditation too (sometimes holding a rose quartz gemstone just on my heart area) although I am hoping to try more of the tips noted and hope the open heart tips could be helpful. In case you would like to check the open heart tips in more detail, the link to the KORA Organics Instagram page (@koraorganics) and the link to the original post by mind body green are noted in the Sources.
Here is a post about a couple of my favourite art works (including a couple of paintings and a monument). I studied environmental studies at University, although I also studied art history at high school and it is one of my favourite subjects. I enjoy learning about different artists and the culture from where artists are from and how they are inspired to create paintings and sculptures. The paintings I chose include the Water Lilies series by Claude Monet, a French Impressionist painter, and the Kiss by Gustav Klimt, an Austrian painter from Vienna, of la belle époque. The monument I chose is called the Winged Victory of Samothrace from the Louvre in Paris and the monument is noted to be from about 190 to 180 BC and to be made of Parian marble🕊🌸
Here is an interview with beautiful Jade, who has a careful and artistic eye for detail, clothing and style and who has an Instagram page called @coventry_grey_ where she shares lots of soft and feminine clothing and style inspiration, ootds, flat lays and life photos in gentle colours. Jade is a Brand Strategist from Canberra, Australia and also makes beautiful cashmere scarves for her clothing brand called Coventry Grey 🕊🌸
I bought a copy of a book called the Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees in 2017. I bought the book just after Kitty Cotten, a kind lifestyle blogger, noted it could be a helpful book for someone who is hoping to create a capsule wardrobe, or to carefully create a wardrobe with pieces you truly love and are helpful for your lifestyle. The Curated Closet book is a generous size with a beautiful soft pink cover, and has lovely and inspiring fashion photography throughout the book. I am part of the way through the book, and hoping to carefully follow the chapters and tips shared by the author Anuschka Rees, to help to build a dream wardrobe.